Question NW4 to the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture”

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05 July 2019 - NW4

Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture”

What are the relevant details of the transformation targets that have been achieved in all sporting codes administered by his department since 27 April 1994? NW949E

Reply:

During the period 1994 to 2011 there were no transformation targets other than a loosely prescribed ‘quota’ of at least 50% ‘black’ (African, Coloured or Indian) representation for national representative entities without a measurement system and penalty.

In 2011 sport adopted a transformation Charter based on prescribed ‘targets’ in seven categories and recommended the establishment of a ministerial appointed independent transformation Commission in 2011 to monitor, report and make recommendations on the rate and extent of transformation on an annual basis.

This was followed by introducing a ‘Barometer’ process in 2015 in which federations set and projected forward their ‘own’ targets in relevant charter areas as described in a MoA with SRSA and SASCOC. Failure of a federation to achieve at least 50% of its ‘self-set targets could lead to the imposition of one or more prescribed penalties.

Since 2011 six voluminous transformation reports (a seventh is in progress) for sport have been published outlining a progressive individual and comparative profile of sport’s transformation status.

The following table reflect the transformation status of audited federations in terms of the two measurement systems – the Charter and Barometer scorecards in ranking order. As expected, the self-set (more conservative) barometer % target achievement is higher than the prescribed charter targets in most codes.

Federation

% Prescribed one-size-fits-all Charter Targets Achieved

% Self-set and forward projected Barometer Targets Achieved

Football

89

73

Table tennis

67

76

Volleyball

67

33

Cricket

61

59

Amateur boxing

61

10

Softball

56

35

Basketball

56

23

Netball

50

54

Athletics

50

31

Chess

44

27

Rugby

28

60

Baseball

22

50

Gymnastics

17

73

Tennis

17

65

Swimming

17

39

Hockey

11

37

Jukskei

6

39

Bowls

0

-

Rowing

0

-

Nine federations have achieved 50% or more of the pre-set Charter targets whereas eight have achieved 50% or more of their self-set Barometer targets. The latter performances will improve as federations become better skilled in setting and projecting forward targets.

Except for rowing, bowls, jukskei, swimming, tennis and to a lesser extent hockey (all faced with not insignificant sustainability challenges because of resource structures built on a declining predominantly White resource base), demographic transformation progress has been noteworthy over the past five years. In this regard cricket, rugby and netball have responded in exemplary fashion in the way transformation is in the process of being institutionalised in their respective organisations.

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